I am back with another C-novel review!!! This time I will be reviewing a novel that is quite tragic and sad. If you are not a fan of melodrama and tragic endings, I highly recommend that you stay away from this story because you will BE SAD. Regardless, this novel still is quite a good read. It’s super short (only 4 chapters!), and the writing is just beautiful. And, yes, it is by the same author of the first novel that I gave a review on from an earlier post.
For this post, I will be reviewing a C-novel called Mulberry Song. More information of this novel is posted below.
Title: Sang Ge / Mulberry Song / 桑歌
Author: Jiu Lu Fei Xiang / 九鹭非香
Genre: Palace, Romance, Tragedy, Short Story
Synopsis: For him, she willingly became his wife even though she knew that she would never be first in his heart. For him, she withstood the torture and abuse from the tyrannical ruler that he sought to overthrow. For him, she did not hesitate to jump off the city tower to help him fulfill his dream of becoming a ruler. Yet for her, what had he ever done?
Unable to reincarnate, Sang Ge returns as a spirit to silently accompany An Zi Wu as he reigns as the emperor of the now peaceful kingdom. Yet, as she follows him for years, she does not understand why he has never found another woman to become his empress….
“The late empress sacrificed her life for the country, is but a one-of-a-kind woman in this day and age, this little king naturally knows.”
“Since the founding of this era, (imperial) I have always been longing for my empress, every day tossing around for a long time, before being able to fall asleep. Should princess enter the back palace, I’m afraid princess will suffer unjust.” These words of his did not hold a single trace of emotional fluctuation. The several senior ministers familiar with Zi Wu simply continues to lower their heads in drinking, not sparing a glance towards the stage.
Nanyue King believes the emperor has already been shaken by the thought, hurriedly turning to Su Er as he loudly asks: “Do you feel wronged?”
Su Er timidly glances at Zi Wu, cheeks brightly glowing red, she softly answers: “Su Er……Su Er doesn’t feel wronged.” Nanyue King smiles at Zi Wu, but sees him indifferently place the wine cup down, saying: “But (imperial) I fear my empress will be wronged.”
Once those words were spoken, Nanyue King’s face instantly changes colour. Su Er even more so, turns limp as she falls into the maid’s arms, a pale face staring at the emperor.
Thunder strikes my heart. The land of Nanyue has always been subjected to endlessly chaotic struggles. And today, the Nanyue King has brought his daughter along, intending to make peace through intermarriage, should Zi Wu agree to this, that land shall definitely settle down a lot more in future. Yet he actually……
“This throne came with the price of the empress’ life, (imperial) I being able sit on this throne every day is all thanks to the empress’ grace.” His speaking tone remains indifferent, yet the words spoken had a group of people’s faces turning ashen, “As long as the emperor is An Zi Wu, the empress shall forever be Sang Ge. Should anyone want to enter the back palace, in accordance to the rules of the imperial family, first go ahead and ask the empress for her consent.”
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